Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What Learned- Day 3

Among the numerous things I learned today at Jefferson County Master Gardeners Class:

When building a compost pile, always use a 5-1 ratio of carbon and nitrogen.

Carbon is dry leaves, sawdust, bark mulch, etc; nitrogen is tables scraps (no meat) like potato peelings, greens, fruit, etc.

Home remedy for fire ants: 1 cup orange oil, 1 cup compost tea, 1 cup molasses.

If you have a butterfly garden, you need to provide water. One good way is to put very wet sand in an old birdbath. An alternative is to put a flat rock in the birdbath where the butterfly can land and sip water.

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